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latest headlines in the week's top stories on r.t. international fans in sochi celebrating russia's shootout victory over slovakia and ice hockey after last night's disappointing loss to archrivals team usa. fracturing the world wide web german chancellor merkel proposed creating a european internet network that would shield user data from the u.s. global surveillance. and you're really. going to. leave because it. goes behind rebel lines in lebanon where jihad is are raised to kill other muslims at home and across the border in syria.
midnight in moscow i'm not very good to have you with us day nine of the winter olympics has just wrapped up in the fans certainly have gotten their money's worth kevin owen the standing by in our sochi studios in the heart of all the action to tell us more. so bright day nine is just wrapped up now but it gave russian hockey fans a little consolation just twenty four hours out the red machine lost to team usa in that dramatic shootout series the crowd was up for more no stopping them this time as soon as their period was over russia closed the door and slovakia's chances of victory is my colleague paul scott with the details of the match. for russia but perhaps not in the style of the fashion that they or their fans would have hoped for they were made to work hard and pushed all the way by a stubborn and resilience slovakia it was nil nil at the end of regulation time and
not even overtime could separate the two sides so for the second day in a row russia faced the lottery of a penalty shoot out but this time they were victorious it's actually america who finish top of group a five one victory over slovenia however many observers are saying that the match between the usa and russia on saturday was one of the most thrilling in the history of the winter olympics and we do have the prospect of the two sides possibly going head to head later in the competition in a medal match and former russia star who enjoyed a successful career in the n.h.l. believes ice hockey gold is the one the russian public want more than any other. is the main event. no i don't care what anybody said about he was kidding or have all the respect and other sports about because you got so many superstars. to play in the play you get a shower so it's not every time you can see. around the wall playing it's like i was cup of soccer and the players to come and play and to be proud for their
country so i think it's a make a. historic event well it's take an early morning look shall we at the medals table now see where we are well russia is currently starting in fifth place they jumped from seventh on saturday now to secure in two gold medals in the skeleton and short track speed skating events as you can see here. total russia's one sixteen medals the only nation with more now is the netherlands here's paul again on where the russians found their latest success. well on sunday russia added to their medal tally with a silver in the cross country skiing that was in the men's relay event before by ten k. in the two man bobsled went up in the mountains of. the russian jiro. have put themselves firmly in contention for a medal they lead after two rounds they even set a track record in the first round that event concludes with the final two rounds on monday for the ice dance competition is also about the halfway stage among the favorites for the competition of the u.s.
pair of davis and whites but they're actually coached by a russian marina a waiver and they say they're delighted to have her on board we've been very fortunate to you know work with some of you know the russian talent and ice dancing you know we take from marina's wave and we feel very fortunate to have learned the wonderful things we have that have come out of you know the great russian history of ice dance and finally i can tell you that the biathlon men's mass start has been postponed until ten o'clock tomorrow morning local time because of fog up in the mountains of krasnaya polyana. the government because of this week the hopes of millions of fans of course are dashed when the russian figure skater pulled out of the program at last minute he announced his retirement after suffering severe back pain during training his breathtaking almost flawless performance of the team event helped russia clinch its first goal of. russia's only singles skater at the games and his decisions to give plenty of criticism we are the gold winning figure skater
and also i saw. what they thought about it. we all have great respect for pollution coach he's a legend in our sport and a great example for many worldwide i think the fact that he came out and helped with the team gold given his condition is a heroic. i want to take my hat off and tell him that he's the greatest of athletes everything he went through and everything he was unique few people in history could have equal to him and of course as we reported yesterday there's been another hit against him russia two we're talking about a limb pigskin cross race maria commit no cheese we're hearing now been airlifted to germany for more treatment after receiving that spinal injury the athlete crashed during a training run on saturday she fractured a vertebrae in the lower middle back she immediately underwent surgery had a metal implant inserted just prior to her departure she she was visited in hospital by president putin he wanted to give her is best but while sports
officials say can be sort of his condition is serious but stable as they put it she says she's eager to get well and get going again soon we wish her all the very best . of the world security and so she made the news of course long before the games ever kicked off and so far there's been positive feedback from the athletes and visitors that the right level has been struck that was so important all the way along the line earlier r.t. caught up with the head of president putin's administration to discuss that issue among others this is what he had to say. the best security. is the security which you don't see. the best and i think such olympics is just a case the security is heavy i have to confess i have to agree with that but you don't see it. that means it's a professional such a lot of planning at all levels going into this of course successful logistics and careful preparation are always key to making a huge of a lot this go like clockwork language was always going to be another hurdle faced
by the organizers who had to try to ensure their security stuff and volunteers had enough skills as support the host cities guests i spoke to simon done from the english first language school helps chu to work as in the run up to the games he shared the details of what he had to do me. we were looking for people all the local organizing committee were looking for intermediate level users but we found that some of the speakers were excellent they had really high quality english and some native first level but we designed the winter games english online so they could be really precise about the english they might need for example if they were going to be involved with pops label skiing all the words that even i as an aid to speak and the teacher didn't know we gave it to them but they've been quite keen actually even those again the drivers of the security guards who really got involved and we made it fun we really went for and we said look guys really need to small this is going to be great here and i think it's working if you go out there. and you go through the security they really really really are enjoying themselves
and they're smiling and getting involved much and sort of teach thirty two thousand people a language we're just doing a good job but what about next with another recap of the news from day nine as it is now the olympics heading into day ten of course we're keeping track of injured skeer. as well as he was saying that he was receiving treatment in germany best which is to say to them if you come from or another for me kevin i went back to you matt in the studio. thank you very much kevin for that update from the heart of the olympic capital sochi in our studios there where you can stay updated on all the olympic action by heading on to our website r.t.e. dot com and you can follow us on twitter to find all the latest news and reaction to your favorite sport there. you can find tweets from all of the leads even tell them what you thought of their performances and they're speaking back to you as well russia's hockey team captain tweeted his appreciation to the many fans who
showed their support and of course we'll be bringing you all the latest from our studios throughout the event. the g twenty four team promises the ultimate in the exhilarating winter. and you make seven zero in on the last of our lives take these teams to sochi twenty four take. on. german chancellor angela merkel proposing to break up the world wide web creating a pan-european network she wants to prevent surveillance from across the atlantic the move after revelations from edward snowden are showing that europe has long been a target for u.s. intelligence are choosing caffein over ports. the german chancellor is interested in effectively building up a european communication network to avoid e-mails and other data passing through the united states now it's not a separate internet so to speak but more of a way to prevent e-mails and other data from being harvested by u.s.
intelligence agencies now this is just an idea at this point and it is one that merkel will certainly be discussing with the french president when they meet in france on wednesday merkel said also this weekend that she basically just approved of companies like google and facebook basing their operations in countries with low levels of data protection while being active in countries such as germany where data protection is quite high this is been a very sensitive issue here in germany mr merkel has faced sharp criticism in the wake of the n.s.a. spy scandal for basically failing to take decisive action according to her critics to protect german users from surveillance of internet telecommunications traffic that's alleged to have been conducted by u.s. and british intelligence services it's also of course a personal issue for her to some extent remember that miss merkel's cell phone was reportedly monitored but this idea of all mine traffic effectively bypassing the united states isn't unique to europe in fact brazil along with several
international partners is also currently in the process of trying to build an undersea fiber optics communications cable that would do just that it would basically reroute its online traffic directly to europe skipping essentially the u.s. and it's more than just my deah it's a one hundred eighty five million dollars project construction on which is slated to begin in july and of course in brazil that also does tie back to revelations that washington had been aggressively spying on brazilian officials including the president since those leaks have been made public brazil had made in terms of communications a priority so not just to europe they're trying to find ways to to effectively bypass the united states whether or not those proposals will really amount to any sort of concrete construction or policy changes here in europe of course is a matter of time. co-founder of the civil liberties group. believes germany should cut collaboration with the n.s.a. if it wants to protect citizens. we can see that the new k.
the german service is. just here right in front of the services there are clearly breaching he really was doing they say they are listening to all good the stations they can create a network specific network in europe it's will only be true of that will be listened to by just so this is again this is really a political stance and not something that won't to protect their group and citizens communications the only solution can see if this may go on to protect the communications of european citizens would be to ask for this kind of ration he said they say from their own services. say this is to protect our citizens and to protect companies in europe. so if a government program in night in the debate. paper like i mean the sunday you were
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you for these economic downturns in the final. day the longer the deal sank i and the rest like it's a neat take it will be every week. fifteen minutes past the hour with no peace in sight for syria violence increasingly spilling over its borders into neighboring countries lebanon hardest hit was a tarion divisions there threatening to grow into a full blown civil war or his worry if an ocean reports from behind lebanese rebel
lines where jihad is are being bred for battle. was the syrian conflict rages on neighboring lebanon faces a dramatic increase in sectarian violence in january alone for kabul was killed dozens in beirut and the town of head of men next to the syrian border the targets were a shia areas controlled by his lebanon's maced influential force which also supports syrian president bashar assad. we traveled to the northern city of tripoli a sunni stronghold vehemently opposing hezbollah visible a message calling those who. supported by. his bella's military involvement in syria is believed to have given damascus the the hand in the battle of god and has deeply angered assad's enemies do you think we're going to see more explosions like this one for the.
anything i can do for sonny brothers anything i can do for syrian brothers i will do anything i can do for these people suffering from injustice i will do anything he unkind to affiliated to a new survey front claimed responsibility for these recent deadly bombings just days before a man calling himself an al qaida commander announced via you tube that the group had put down roots in lebanon people we've met her on the ground deny belonging to either of these groups but don't hide the fact that they share their views. no there is no al qaeda as an organization anymore but al qaeda as an idiology and it doesn't need money to spread it spreads by itself everywhere in the world not only in lebanon but in america britain serbia here radical ideas of
bread from a young age fighters here has bin laden a teacher and their fight jihad. when twenty three year old returned from syria where he joined the free syrian army he continued his jihad here in lebanon and. target the district where she'll leave tripoli is divided into sunni and shia parts ironically by the street called syria two years ago we filmed on that street by street in the city of tripoli separates the whites and so many neighborhoods in this part of north london are running like a murder between those who support the syrian president and his regime and those who want him out today we can't get. cashews sometimes was. who do you fight against who is your enemy i'm a jew he didn't i fight against infidels those who don't carry the flag go far lebanon is probably the war spillover of the syrian conflict and while the world is
hoping for peace to come back to that middle east country war seems to only spread further on people here seem to be used to seeing fighters carry sniper rifles through busy markets they tell us everybody here has a weapon and is ready to fight. will come to these camps outside you will see every day to raise the first told us that and i will take well you know someone with zero experience become a real fighter. a week's training and you are in for a life time of obedience there are three rules for those who want to become ones i deem you have to forget about money and be ready to die or to be arrested and to accept that no one will take care of you or your family lek jihadi flags on the walls weapons on the floor this is the life of a true fighter. it's tough and the rules are strict is harsh the yard who
introduced himself as a tripoli sunni leader says many youths are willing to join. him from now until i grow up i'm ready to defend myself i'm ready to kill alawite and syrian army and here is a kill for the number of the neighborhood of you know the we here and while the syrian conflict expands a legion of fighters on to these deadly weapons and an even deadly ideology is on the rise refuel schnaase he from lebanon meanwhile in geneva negotiations have hit a wall of syrian government officials and their main political rivals refused to make an sessions international mediator locked arbor he's been trying in vain to get both sides to reconcile. very very sorry and i apologize to the syrian people the envoy says no date set for the next meeting between the warring delegations damascus wants to focus on rooting out terror while the opposition is
trying to focus the talks on the departure of president assad jonathan steele a briton alan asked for britain's guardian newspaper says one of the obstacles to peace is foreign backing for the rebels. but of a woman it's hard for sides to admit it to spend all this money in treasure and lost lives for not getting victory and so there is still clinging to that hope but i think over time i think with the un pressure from me and if the regional countries start to convincing the government and the opposition that they must make a deal and it doesn't that would help but it also means cutting back on arms supplies and all these jihadi fighters going in and stopping it being a proxy war and reverting to being what it should be just an internal problem among syrians. u.k. officials sounding the alarm after revealing that two hundred fifty british radicals have returned home after fighting government forces in syria now suspected of plotting terror attacks on home soil after a man reportedly became the first in britain to carry out
a suicide bombing in syria polly boyko reports. facts is sometimes stranger than fiction this is the street where abdul wahid machida the first suspected british suicide bomber in syria is alleged to have lived it schooled martyr's avenue the forty one year old man that lived here is suspected of carrying out a suicide bombing in a truck in the city of aleppo last week after joining the trying to link to al nusra front the father of three is said to have questions day job six months ago and joined a convoy running aid into syria he was reportedly in contact with his wife and children up until last week if his identity is confirmed it will be the first known attack by a briton in syria according to the center for the study of radicalization in king's college in london hundreds of u.k. citizens have traveled to syria to fight with jihadi groups recent posts on social
media suggest that some of the brits fighting there have been involved in be saying and execution of fellow rebels while residents of ma says adding you come to terms with the reported neighbor suicide attack security services in the u.k. are becoming increasingly concerned about the potential that brits fighting in syria could return and stage attacks on u.k. soil. azzi west sussex and on line for you the us government going green as we report on our website newly released american regulations a mad cow being licensed marijuana shops deal with banks if you've been so far reluctant to work with the controversial businesses the full story on our website was. ukrainian opposition activists the government buildings they've been occupying for weeks to a deadline so an amnesty walk in coming to force the latest on the situation in kiev on our web site. moscow demanding immediate medical treatment
for russian pilot jailed in the u.s. constantine goes wife and attorneys say he's fighting for his life behind bars. we know. he has chest pain all the time he finds it difficult to even breathe earlier this month he suffered from some sort of heavy respiratory illness nobody knows what it was exactly because he wasn't checked over by a doctor he had a high fever and couldn't get out for three days nobody looked after him and of course it was impossible for him to cross the entire prison facility and wait in line for hours just to see a doctor that monday is also a federal holiday in the united states so my supposition would be that a new kind of medical treatment to constantine jarosz and co could be provided only on tuesday the. yarra shanker was arrested in liberia in two thousand and ten on suspicion of drug smuggling which he denied he was then flown to the us tried and convicted in new york court in the sentenced to twenty years in prison russia
called the move a kidnapping and has supported those defense antiwar activist richard becker things the case highlights u.s. disrespect for human rights. this is something we see repeated over and over again the kind of arrogant attitude washington has for other countries in particular to other countries for not. doing what washington wants to dictate to them to do the prisons system in the united states has no terror notoriously. disregarding of the rights of prisoners even the most fundamental rights including the return to live switzerland decided to jeopardize access to the european single market in favor of backing tougher immigration rules and a nationwide referendum new legislation invalidates longstanding agreements with brussels causing some high ranking u.s. officials to call for a reassessment of relations swiss parliament has three years to put the referendum results into effect my colleague worrisome she discussed it with two m.e.p.
. the majority voted in favor but look a quarter of people in switzerland was born in switzerland the eighty five eighty thousand migrants last year it only has a population of eight million people wages have been driven down this putting pressure on the houses the health care system on transport quite frankly it's a democratic wish of the swiss people that they want to control their own borders and go for them i wish we could do the same in our own country i see once again shaking your head switzerland's decision to limit the number of foreign workers perhaps the latest example of the growing feeling of nationalism where do you think this trend could be heading luxembourg thirty five percent of four in the differ is it very well because luxembourg is a growing economy quoting service. to have seen the reaction of service industry today industry was upset with this very slight majority because of the need to and hold phobia ration is just
a disgusting that's i mean if you have enjoyed your degree i'm painting i'm not going to get what you're going to blow. you know it all about. britain what a lot of jobs that have been done by the polish well in your. view would have allowed you to let your. view or your industry is totally different. although i mean just to my best to carry water in a corner where. you know what i'm on will hold your own i'm gone firstly let's not use looks embarrassed as an example it's not really a country it's like a small english town the fact there are more people in liverpool where i live than there's no whole of looks let's make one thing clear here we have a million young kids in this country in britain eighteen to twenty four who don't employed who got two point four million people who can work it makes no sense whatsoever to saturate your job market even further by having an open door policy
to the whole of the european union what we want to see in britain is we want to control our own borders with a point system if you've got the skills that this country needs yes come here where we won't allow to happen it's the people who have eastern europe although it's. not going to have been better control. coming not from the you were to come from your former and jones that's your brother you can see the brochures control. those guys are going to jump in just minutes we all have to play nice and all of that share our toys joe the introduction of quotas for foreigners would all be create more job opportunities for the swiss themselves i mean that's that's a good thing isn't it every country should choose their future and have their choice about do we have common roots and if you're up you followed the roots if you don't want to follow the rules then you have to leave the club quite simple and every club to it is the same thing. despite criticism from brussels the swiss vote
boosted n.d. immigration movements across the continent with at least half a dozen far right parties calling for similar referendums in their countries nearly half of germans want to see immigration reduced in france seventy percent of the population feel there are too many foreigners the majority of britons want to follow in switzerland's footsteps while in norway a record number of immigrants were forced out of the country last year are going to report on the shifting tide of opinion in europe. this used to be a quiet suburban town in the outskirts of oslo where money is spent fourteen years of his life until he says along with most of his norwegian friends they had to move out because of constant attacks by teenage immigrant again he's. been in the ambulance five times or something so it came to the point where i didn't have the time to be robbed all the time and go to the hospital today three out of four students at the local school are foreign descent vast energy exports brought norway some of the highest living standards in europe and made it very attractive for
immigrants over the last thirty years their population has grown tenfold but high living standards mean high cost which not all newcomers are contributing towards many immigrants who are coming from asia and africa they are low skilled and know they don't have a labor market for them to get off and jobs for them so many and up. to be depended on social benefits benefits include free housing a two year old integration course and an allowance also paid by the state during this time with n.g.o.s warning the spending may be too much even for the norwegian budget to swallow talks about cutting down the numbers have now reached parliament we want to improve the. immigration system in europe and not get rid of it by closing the borders we have wanted to discuss now how to sort of get a more work
a good working immigration system how to respect the system but solving one problem may create new ones which one has just held a nationwide referendum in which over half of its citizens decided to limit the amount of immigrants living and working there causing outrage from brussels and threatening trade ties with the e.u. it's going to of r.t. . stay with us still to come a house or to stay. there's a lot of us that have been forgotten we're just collateral damage. to the u.s. state of arkansas to check on the residents of mayflower who say last year while still left them with no choice but to leave your area to protect their health. but coming up next venture capital with katie stay with us.